We know there are a lot of options when considering a vehicle purchase. New, used, certified pre-owned–it can get a little confusing. For most people, the most important piece of the car-buying puzzle is price, right? You want to know you are getting the best deal. At Newton Nissan South, we want you to get the best deal as well the best experience possible. However, there’s more than just price & experience involved in your deal. The vehicle itself must be in the best condition possible, especially used or pre-owned vehicles. Keep reading for more information on how we re-condition our Newton Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.
What work goes into a Newton Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?
The bottom line of every certified pre-owned vehicle is the 170-point inspection, ensuring that every inch of the car is inspected. If repairs are needed, we will cover these. The following (and more) are covered in the 170-point inspection:
- Air Bags/Seat Belts
- Tires and Wheels
- Electrical System
- Road Test
During this inspection, we decide what needs to be repaired. For example, if the tire treads are extremely worn down, we will go ahead and put new tires on the vehicle. During your visit with us, we will go over these details with you to make sure you know what work was needed and how we took care of the vehicle — so that you don’t immediately have service bills on top of your purchase! Please note that we do our best, but we do not claim perfection or that a vehicle will never have problems. Again, we will be very transparent up front about any issues we saw. Don’t hesitate to ask us questions!
What’s included with a Newton Pre-Owned Certified Vehicle?
In addition to the work that goes into re-conditioning a used vehicle, we certify some of our used inventory so that you know you are getting even more value in your purchase with us. This Newton Certified Program includes:
- 7-year/100,000-mile Limited Warranty*
- SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription
- Optional Extended Protection Plan
- CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™
At Newton Nissan South, we take pride in our used inventory. We don’t just give them a car wash, a once-over, and park them out front. We make sure they are thoroughly ready to go before you make your decision and drive off our lot! Let us help you find your next Newton Certified Pre-Owned vehicle today!
**Please note: our cheaper, pre-auction line cars undergo an inspection to a lesser degree to keep them affordable for customers looking for a more inexpensive option. View our PAL inventory here.
We all like options, right? At Newton Nissan South, we want to give our customers options in every aspect: vehicles, financing, salesperson, and more. But of course the most important choice is the vehicle! We stock over 500 cars at any given time, new and used, so you can have a fun & simple shopping journey finding the perfect vehicle for you and your family. For new Nissan models, we stock a multitude of trim levels and packages that meet your needs, whether with the smartest technology or the safest features. For used vehicles, we have a couple of different options:
- Used Cars — some of these might still have their manufacturer warranty, some might have our certified warranty
- Newton Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles — we back these with our own warranty, which you can read about here
- Pre-Auction Line (PAL) cars — these are sold “as is,” with no warranty (keep reading for more information)
Pre-Auction Line vehicles, or “PAL” for short, are available to the public for a limited time before being released to independent dealerships. A free Carfax® report is still available for these vehicles. PAL vehicles fall outside of Newton Motor Group’s traditional inventory offerings and are sold as-is without a warranty.
FAQ’s about Pre-Auction Line Vehicles
Are PAL cars still inspected?
Yes, PAL cars still receive an inspection; however, repairs or service work are generally not performed. This is to keep the vehicle as affordable as possible.
How do I know if the vehicle I’m interested in is a PAL car?
Pal Cars are priced more affordably and typically have high mileage. Additionally, during your time at the dealership, we will go over important notes about the vehicle’s condition and have you sign documents that state you understand that the vehicle is sold “as is,” meaning you take full responsibility for any service work that the vehicle may need because it has not been reconditioned like our other used vehicles have been.
What happens if something goes wrong with my PAL car after I leave?
Once you sign the agreement and purchase the vehicle, you release Newton Nissan South from all liability for any issues with the vehicle. However, we are happy to help in any way we can. Our certified technicians will take care of you, and you will receive a discounted labor rate for the work needed for your vehicle.
Have more questions? One of our sales team would love to help you. You can chat with them below, call, or email. Please let us know how we can best serve you! We are here to give you the simplest & best car-buying experience in Middle Tennessee!